Meet Liz Coward, A Triality Writer From Singapore
Where do you write?
I write in a shared study at home. I have the smaller section with wonderful garden views, my husband has the larger rear section. We both have headphones so it works.
Which screenwriters are you most inspired by?
In the screenwriting world I’m inspired by Sally Wainwright, Andrew Davies, Paul Abbott, Christopher Hampton, Andy Hamilton and Peter Morgan. Otherwise, Leo Tolstoy, Margaret Atwood, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Antony Beevor and Spike Milligan.
What’s your proudest moment as a writer?
Receiving advance copies of my book, Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946 (Sabrestorm Publishing) and emails from readers saying how much it had inspired them.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m developing a TV period drama, Shakespeare’s Sister, based on a short play I wrote years ago.
What made you want to write in the first place?
I has something to say which I hoped would resonate, entertain and inform.
What are your favourite films/tv series?
TV series – BBC period dramas from All Creatures Great and Small (1970s) to Peaky Blinders and everything in between; Lucifer, The Crown, House of Cards (US Version), Dr Who (10th, 11th and 12th doctors), Shameless (UK Version), Clocking Off, Line of Duty, Last Tango in Halifax, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel. Films – The Two Popes, Little Miss Sunshine, When Harry Met Sally, Star Wars (episodes 4,5,6), Gladiator, The Insider, Schindler’s List, Karate Kid (1st version), Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Dangerous Liaisons, The Sound of Music, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Inside Out, Up, The Omen.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m meeting friends, exploring Singapore, reading, yoga and singing.
What sort of characters interest you?
Those that struggle and learn or refuse to learn. Tragic heroes.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
Wherever my husband and son happen to be. Failing that, home or Shoreham Beach, Sussex England or at Rottnest, Western Australia.
Where can we see your work?
In book shops and online such as: as https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Bandages-Fighting-Ambulance-1940-1946/dp/1781220085/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?
I’d be making a nuisance of myself as a Local Councillor or activist.